Afterschool Program Honors Participants

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The Good Neighbor Store Initiative is a collaborative effort championed by BRHPC’s Partnerships Transforming Our Community Health (TOUCH). Participating organizations include the Broward Regional Health Planning Council (BRHPC), Florida Department of Health in Broward County, YMCA of South Florida, Children’s Services Council, American Lung Association, local schools, customers and many other partners throughout Broward County. […]

Fitness center opens at Delevoe Memorial Park

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This article was originally published in the Sun Sentinel.  Broward County‘s new Destination Fitness facility will enrich the quality of life for thousands of residents, said Peter Wood, vice president of programs and community investments for the Health Foundation of South Florida. The outdoor exercise area in Rev. Samuel Delevoe Memorial Park, located at 2520 […]

Firework Safety & Managing Chronic Diseases

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Story of the week: As we celebrate Independence Day this year with family and friends, please be careful while using fireworks. Over 18,000 fires are caused each year due to fireworks used incorrectly. Fireworks can cause severe burns, property damages and brushfires. Read the directions and cautionary labels if you are going to be using […]

Destination Fitness & Lead found in baby food

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The below articles were originally published in the Sun Sentinel.  Story of the Week: A frightening level of lead is found in multiple varieties of baby food, even when the jars are labeled all natural. Parents, it is important to speak with your pediatricians to learn about the benefits of making homemade food for your […]

Car seat safety & No tax sales weekend

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Story of the week: Our children’s safety is our number one priority. In 2015, there were over 600 deaths of children throughout the United States due to motor vehicle accidents. Newell Brands recently distributed an urgent notice across America regarding a recall of Graco car seats sold during May and August of 2104. Visit to register […]

Children’s Vaccines & Children’s Diets

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Story of the week: Last week, Italy enacted a law that children must get vaccinated for several childhood diseases before entering nursery school. There has been a significant increase in measles cases in 2015 to the present. In 2015, 250 measles cases were documented, and now almost half way through 2017, 2,395 cases have been […]

Micro-Apiary Opening & Safety Traveling Tips

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This article was originally published in the Sun Sentinel. STORY OF THE WEEK: Last week we had our second unveiling of a Micro-Apiary in Broward County in Coconut Creek. There are only two in the state of Florida and they’re both located in Broward County. The Broward Board of County Commissioners and Parks and Recreation had […]

Zika Updates & Parkinson’s Awareness Month

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This article was originally published in the Sun Sentinel.  Story of the Week: Did you know that 5,197 Zika cases were nationally reported between January 1, 2015 and April 5, 2017? This virus began in Brazil setting off a global health emergency. Symptoms of the Zika virus usually don’t develop immediately. No vaccine has been […]

Boston Strong & March Madness Champions

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The original article was published in the Sun Sentinel.  Story of the Week: April 15th will mark four years since the Boston Marathon Bombing attack. We must always keep in memory the lives that were taken, the resilient survivors, and all of the first respondents who worked quickly and efficiently to save as many lives as […]